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Jason Derulo creates powerful TikTok clip in support of Black Lives Matter

‘We will not be silenced:’ Jason Derulo creates powerful TikTok clip in support of Black Lives Matter integrating scenes from decades of civil rights struggles

Jason Derulo posted a powerful TikTok clip in support of Black Lives Matter integrating scenes from decades of civil rights struggles.

It came amid the ongoing national unrest after a Minneapolis police officer killed a black man named George Floyd last week when he kneeled on the back of Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed, rendering him unable to breathe.

‘If we can be taught to hate we can be taught to love,’ the Miramar, Florida native, 30, captioned the clip. ‘Every voice counts.’ 

The latest: Jason Derulo posted a powerful TikTok clip in support of Black Lives Matter integrating scenes from decades of civil rights struggles amid the ongoing national unrest after a Minneapolis police officer killed a black man named George Floyd last week when he kneeled on the back of Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed

The Whatcha Say artist added the hashtag #blacklivesmatter to the clip, which begins with old visuals of police releasing dogs and water hoses onto hordes of people marching for civil rights. Derulo said, ‘We will not be silenced,’ following by a gripping excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr. in his August 28, 1963 I Have A Dream speech.

‘No, no, we are not satisfied and will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water … knowing that we will be free one day,’ King said.

The TikTok clip also interspersed tragic visuals of the deadly police encounters with Floyd and Eric Garner, who died in 2014 as a New York City policeman – who’d accused him of illegally selling cigarettes – choked him out as he pleaded, ‘I can’t breathe.’

The clip showed a grid of names and faces of black people who were victims of violence at the hands of authorities.

Fast-rising: The In My Head performer has been a rising star on the burgeoning TikTok platform while quarantining at his home in Southern California's San Fernando Valley amid the coronavirus lockdown

Fast-rising: The In My Head performer has been a rising star on the burgeoning TikTok platform while quarantining at his home in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley amid the coronavirus lockdown

Upset: Protesters held signs up as they walked in the nation's capital Sunday

Upset: Protesters held signs up as they walked in the nation’s capital Sunday

Derulo urged, ‘Let your voices be heard,’ as the clip ended with a close up of the BLM logo.

The In My Head performer has been a rising star on the burgeoning TikTok platform while quarantining at his home in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley amid the coronavirus lockdown.

In the May 25 incident involving Floyd, arresting officers said he matched the description of a forgery suspect, and subsequently resisted them when they took him into custody.

In an accompanying clip, Chauvin was seen pinning his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck as Floyd pleaded with him to relent.

Tragic: A woman in Minnesota wore a face mask that said 'I can't breathe,' which both Floyd and Eric Garner said prior to their deaths at the hands of law enforcement

Tragic: A woman in Minnesota wore a face mask that said ‘I can’t breathe,’ which both Floyd and Eric Garner said prior to their deaths at the hands of law enforcement 

‘Please, please, please, I can’t breathe … please, man … my stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts … I can’t breathe,’ said Floyd, who later died in police custody in a nearby hospital.

Chauvin faces charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the incident. Minnesota state and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on Tuesday put in a human rights complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department. 

In the wake of the jarring sequence of events, riots began in Minnesota and spread both nationwide and internationally, with thousands of protesters taking to the streets, even amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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